Mini-IVF Fertility Treatment: What is Mini-IVF and Who Should Consider Using It?

Mini-IVF Fertility Treatment: What is Mini-IVF and Who Should Consider Using It?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) at FSMG (Fertility Specialists Medical Group) has helped couples overcome a wide range of common fertility concerns. IVF is the most successful form of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

Conventional IVF uses variable doses of fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to release as many high-quality eggs as possible and it requires very close monitoring with blood draws, ultrasounds, and office visits.  Mini-IVF offers some of the benefits of the IVF process using smaller amounts of medication, fewer injections, fewer office visits and less cost. Mini-IVF produces fewer eggs compared to conventional IVF.

What is Mini-IVF Fertility Treatment?

Mini-IVF is technically the same as the IVF process except it uses a reduced or minimal stimulation protocol.

Why Do Fertility Specialists Sometimes Use Fewer Medications and Lower Doses for IVF Treatment?

When fewer medications and lower doses are used in fertility treatment, it can allow for, fewer injections, fewer office visits and, potentially, lower costs.

What is the Benefit of Mini-IVF?

Mini-IVF is advantageous in some cases because fertility clinics can do multiple IVF cycles at a lower cost to the patient, allowing patients the potential to generate embryos that may result in a pregnancy.

Who are Good Candidates for Mini-IVF?

  • Women under the age of 35
  • Low or Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • High Risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation
  • Female patients with tubal factor infertility
  • Women at greater risk of complications from the higher levels of estrogen associated with conventional IVF

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